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Patch 4.3: Tier 13 Set Bonus Update
Last night's PTR build changed a couple of Tier 13 Set Bonuses, it seems that they're more recent than the latest update of the official preview but you might want to wait for an official confirmation just in case! For a complete list of the T13 Set Bonuses, check out the official preview:


Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Druid
  • Feral, 2P -- Pulverize now also grants your Mangle (Bear) critical strikes a 100% chance to trigger Savage Defense, and your Blood in the Water talent now causes Ferocious Bite to refresh the duration of your Rip on targets with 60% or less health.
  • Feral, 4P -- Frenzied Regeneration also affects all raid and party members. This effect cannot be triggered if you have been in Bear Form for less than 15 sec. In addition, using Tiger's Fury will cause your next Ravage to cost no energy, not require stealth, and have no positioning requirement for 10 sec.

Hunter
  • 2P -- Steady Shot and Cobra Shot generate double the amount of focus.
  • 4P -- Your Arcane Shot ability has a chance to grant 30% haste to you and your pet for 15 sec.

Mage
  • 2P -- Your Arcane Blast has a 100% chance and your Fireball, Frostfire Bolt, and Frostbolt spells have a 50% chance to grant Stolen Time, increasing your haste rating by 50 for 30 sec and stacking up to 10 times. When Arcane Power, Combustion, or Icy Veins expires, all stacks of Stolen Time are lost.
  • 4P -- Each stack of Stolen Time also reduces the cooldown of Arcane Power by 7 sec, Combustion by 3 sec, and Icy Veins by 6 sec.

Priest
  • Healer, 2P -- After using Power Infusion or Divine Hymn, the mana cost of your healing spells is reduced by 25% for [10|23] sec. (10 sec for Discipline, 23 for non-Discipline.)
  • Healer, 4P -- Your Power Word: Shield has a 10% chance to absorb 100% additional damage and increase the mana granted by Rapture by 100%, and the duration of your Holy Word abilities is increased by 33%.

Warrior
  • Protection, 2P -- Your Revenge ability now also grants a physical absorption shield equal to 20% of the damage done by Revenge to its primary target.
  • Protection, 4P -- Your Shield Wall ability now grants 50% of its effect to all party and raid members.



Patch 4.3 - Professions Epic Items
Patch 4.3 crafted epic items have been updated in last night's build, they now seem to have better stats and gained sockets!

LvlProfessionNameReagents
397TailoringWorld Mender's Pants8x8x
397TailoringLavaquake Legwraps8x8x
397TailoringDreamwraps of the Light8x4x
397TailoringBracers of Unconquered Power8x4x
397BlacksmithingPyrium Legplates of Purified Evil8x40x8x4x
397BlacksmithingUnstoppable Destroyer's Legplates8x40x8x4x
397BlacksmithingFoundations of Courage8x40x8x4x
397BlacksmithingSoul Redeemer Bracers8x40x4x3x
397BlacksmithingBracers of Destructive Strength8x40x4x3x
397BlacksmithingTitanguard Wristplates8x40x4x3x
397LeatherworkingLeggings of Nature's Champion8x40x40x8x3x
397LeatherworkingDeathscale Leggings of the Storm8x40x40x8x3x
397LeatherworkingBladeshadow Leggings8x40x40x8x3x
397LeatherworkingRended Earth Leggings8x40x40x8x3x
397LeatherworkingBracers of Flowing Serenity8x40x40x4x3x
397LeatherworkingThundering Deathscale Wristguards8x40x40x4x3x
397LeatherworkingBladeshadow Wristguards8x40x40x4x3x
397LeatherworkingBracers of the Hunter-Killer8x40x40x4x3x


Void Storage Updated Costs
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
I just recently got back from a meeting with Ghostcrawler and have an update to share regarding the prices for Void Storage. Instead of charging 1000g to unlock a Void Storage vault and 100g to deposit and withdraw items, we're looking at only requiring the following amounts for each transaction:

Unlock - 100g
Deposit - 25g
Withdrawal - Free

We agree with the suggestions we've seen that placing a higher fee on withdrawals would create a stronger deterrent for using Void Storage as a secondary bank. That said, we don't want players to find themselves in a situation where they are unable to retrieve an item simply because they don't have the gold. This is why we're leaning towards a more expensive deposit (to differentiate Void Storage from a normal bank) and allowing all withdrawals to be free. Please keep in mind that these prices may not hit the PTR and are, of course, subject to change before the release of 4.3.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Heirlooms
[...] I stopped by Ghostcrawler's office to discuss this and other topics with him. We talked about some of the feedback in this thread, as well as the developers' latest thoughts on BoA and heirloom items.

Rather than potentially having my statements in this thread come back to bite me at some point in the future, I'm going to risk being confusing or sounding dumb.

In short, they agree that the process of mailing heirlooms around constantly is a little annoying. We'd prefer to try and work ourselves away from the method of mailing out BoA items in the future, like pets, mounts, etc. To that end, we have some design goals in mind that would improve this sort of item distribution system. And with those design goals have come some ideas for changing heirloom mechanics. This is sort of contrary to the idea I stated in this thread about just designing the system to allow players to mail their heirlooms all around their accounts without realm restrictions.

That's all of the information I can share at the moment, but I feel like it's worth pointing out that the design philosophy I stated earlier isn't so set in stone -- we're reevaluating these types of systems as we look toward the future. I apologize if I've caused any confusion. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

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Comments 105 Comments
  1. Calamari's Avatar
    What's up with the cloth, leather, mail pants having a int/spi/agi socket bonus, but only the plate pants having a measy mastery socket bonus? The tanking pants might be so and so with mastery, but for the dps plate pants I'd like to see a strength socket bonus.
  1. Rocheku's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eiffeltower View Post
    why is there daily blink on homepage everytime ? and that stuff ain't funny 80% of the time.... Boub owns it or something ?
    In Soviet-Russia, Boub owns you.
  1. Freese's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by huldu View Post
    Seriously Blizzard, even Aeriagames managed to pull off a decent system for "heirlooms" and other crap. Why you can't do it... just shows that you really can't run a mmo these days. Can't blame you tho. Way more future in D3 than WoW that's for sure. WoW is old D3 is new. With the upcoming mmos on the horizon things can change fast but looking at the past they will most likely fail like the ones before them. WoW was probably a one hit wonder.
    I LOVE people who have no idea about programming. Remember this one rule son: Nothing in life is ever as easy as it seems. The reason why Blizzard hasn't done it yet is because, 7 years ago, WoW was not designed for you to mail your things across realms. In order for them to make it work in this game, they have to completely redesign the mail system from the ground up. The reason why more recent games have these features is because their technology is better.
  1. Sakamae's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nian View Post
    They better buff Divine Hymn if this goes live :S
    They did....it's on par with Tranquility for Holy now.
  1. Azidonis's Avatar
    Love the mats cost on those crafted epics (ew)...
  1. otarma's Avatar
    Is truegold no longer required? Amazing!
  1. F-Minus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Freese View Post
    I LOVE people who have no idea about programming. Remember this one rule son: Nothing in life is ever as easy as it seems. The reason why Blizzard hasn't done it yet is because, 7 years ago, WoW was not designed for you to mail your things across realms. In order for them to make it work in this game, they have to completely redesign the mail system from the ground up. The reason why more recent games have these features is because their technology is better.
    Still probably not hard to do in one form or another. It could even be a damn web-form to "transfer" items to another server. You select which items you want and they spawn by item-id in the mailbox on another character on another server. They can be stripped of any enchants, who would care, just to get them to another char on another server.

    I mean they can do it with online bought pets and mounts, so they can probably do it with other items. They even track your mounts/pets now, they could track all your heirlooms and just drag and drop to another character and voila. I mean the blizzard store is virtually the same stuff, only here you would not pay, the web graphics designer guy would have more work then the programmer.

    Option #2. If you have a max level character, all characters on your account get access to heirlooms for free on any server and faction. It's not game breaking and it would be even easier to establish.

    Option #3. Free Heirlooms for everyone, depending on the class you pick, your guy spawns in the world with the proper heirlooms equipped.
  1. Deatheryn's Avatar
    So, w/ all the Dreamcloth it takes to make those new Tailor patts are they going to remove the CD on Dreamcloth , or are Tailors only going to be able to make one a day still?, meaning it will take 8 days to get enough to make a crafted item? BTW: I'm not a tailor but just seems as though this is something that should be done to bring Tailoring up to par w/ other profs and the new change to Chaos Orbs, but hey, that is just my view of things!
  1. F-Minus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Deatheryn View Post
    So, w/ all the Dreamcloth it takes to make those new Tailor patts are they going to remove the CD on Dreamcloth , or are Tailors only going to be able to make one a day still?, meaning it will take 8 days to get enough to make a crafted item? BTW: I'm not a tailor but just seems as though this is something that should be done to bring Tailoring up to par w/ other profs and the new change to Chaos Orbs, but hey, that is just my view of things!
    One a day?

    My Dreamcloth has a CD of 7 days, except for Dream of Destruction which has no CD but requires 5 Chaos Orbs. So in essence you can make 5 Dreamcloth a week from volatiles, and unlimited amount from Chaos Orbs. Right now tho, you are pretty limited with obtaining the Chaos Orbs, but come patch I think they will be easier to obtain, depending on the price tho.

    But yeah, the CD for Dreamcloth from volatiles should be lowered to something around 24h.
  1. Azalu's Avatar
    That Priest 4-set bonus..... my god that's good.-25% cost on spells and +100% on your manaback = Om nom nom nom nom, nom nom
  1. Omina's Avatar
    Daily blink is pretty accurate...however I would move 2H weapons to his left baby toe. Love the void storage price updates.
  1. zrankfappa's Avatar
    if they can do a character transfer then they should be able to do a "bag transfer". Charge me $5 to mail a 16 slot bag to a toon on another realm, say once every 30 days. in that bag i should be able to put BOA items and gold.
  1. Ravanna's Avatar
    Man, totally glad there isn't any new Engineering items to craft. I mean, I'd hate to actually have to farm mats to *make* something with this trade-skill.4.2 totally tapped us out with all the amazing new stuff we got to build. A scope that only one class can use? A gun that no one actually seems to *want*? Holy crap the possibilities.
  1. Shadowfury's Avatar
    Yay for feral cat change,i m excited!!! Much much better now then previous solution :P
  1. Scyo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by zrankfappa View Post
    if they can do a character transfer then they should be able to do a "bag transfer". Charge me $5 to mail a 16 slot bag to a toon on another realm, say once every 30 days. in that bag i should be able to put BOA items and gold.
    What a stupid idea. Encouraging them to charge you for a useless feature, when instead they can make account bound stuff available to the whole account. Go away with shitty premium garbage. It should never have a place in subsription based games.
  1. Sinfullysweet's Avatar
    Love the Daily Blink photo! Would not be surprised if the loot table had those kind of percentages.
  1. Zeekua's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Literaltruth View Post
    Because items in the PTR are always the final version, right? I mean, it's not like Blizzard would ever screw up enough to acutally use *gasp* placeholder stats on a Test Realm, right?

    I would guess that maybe, just based on the name and the stats of the two wrists, "World Mender's Pants" will be healing legs. And will eventually have Spirit instead of crit or haste on them (maybe even Spi / Mastery?).
    Obviously I know its not the final version, and I didn't expect it to be. Just thought I misread it and pointed it out, wondering if the real information was out there. Don't be a condescending asshole next time. Thanks.
  1. SinR's Avatar
    Heirloom idea:


    a buyable (Bli$$ard Store) enchant that is sent to your character(s) when they're new

    Libram of Accelerated Learning
    Requires level 1
    "Allows you to enchant your helm to grant 10% increased experience. Causes the item to become soulbound blah blah blah. This enchant stops working when you are level 85"

    Scroll of Accelerated Learning
    Requires level 1
    "Allows you to enchant your cloak to grant 5% increased experience. Soulbound blah blah. This enchant stops working when you are 85"

    have one of each of those for helm/chest/shoulders/cloak/rings/legs(?), costs 10 bucks per piece. EASY 60 bucks. Already got BOAs? They're still usable and grant their 10/5% XP bonuses, but will NOT stack with the enchants. Enchants also take the place of other enchants, meaning no +4 stats if you got 10% XP on your chest. Blizz can also tweak the enchants as expansions go on to grant XP from 85-90 or whatever.


    My 2 cents
  1. Melilithia's Avatar
    Loving the Void Storage thing. Now I'll actually USE it.
  1. Marcis's Avatar
    Just wanted to share yesterday's FL raid wonderful 10man RNG And yes, iamamadbro. So, due to the lack of healers we decide to gear up some guildies and do FL normal. first 5 bosses. Out of 5 bosses only ONE dropped Living Ember!!!So much for 0-1 drop rate. And Mr. Shannox - may i have a word with your loot holder?Out of 14 kills 14 times that frickin Feeding Frenzy dagger drops!!!

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